Memoirs of a Linguist

Blog URL:http://www.linguist-in-waiting.com
Blog Tags:graduate school, linguistics, travel, experiments, dissertation, PhD
Country:United States
State/Province:New York
Location:Buffalo

This blog is about the daily activities of a 28-year-old Ph.D. candidate, who daydreams of seeing the world, while ranting about people around him, as he attempts to get the elusive three-letters after his name.



Latest Blog Posts



I have to say that Ayaan Hirsi Ali is one of the people who have influenced my thoughts and belief systems. When it comes to my attitude towards religion, I find myself agreeing with several of the arguments that she raises in her writings. So this b...

Visiting Alhambra was a highlight. Come to think of it, we almost didn't make it to this place. The tickets sell out rather quickly, and we almost forgot to arrange entry beforehand. Thankfully, we found two available tickets to a Spanish-languag...

I can't believe that it took me seven years to actually attend a performance of the Berliner Philharmoniker. And I must say, it is definitely one of the world's top orchestras. The sound was just stunning, gripping, and one that keeps you to...

After spending four nights in Barcelona, I took an early flight to Granada. This day was rather hectic, with plenty of accidents along the way. I was meeting a friend in Granada: she was flying from Denver. Yet there was a freak snowstorm which delay...

September found me several times in the Philharmonie, given that the Musikfest Berlin festival which features contemporary classical music was on-going. The second concert I attended was a performance by the Ensemble Modern, an international group ba...

On my last day in Barcelona, I went back to Montjuïc to check out the Estadi Olímpic. Apparently, this was the stadium which was the venue for the 1992 Summer Olympics. What I heard back then was that there was the Olympic flame, which was fired by...

A few months ago, I picked up Koji Suzuki's Ring and was kept on the edge of my seat. So I decided to pick up the sequel. I must say I have enjoyed it as well, though there were some areas where I definitely felt that the first book was better th...